Tuesday, January 31, 2017



SAFE Wallet
iPhone 7 & 7Plus Model Preview Update


Many customers have been writing in to ask what is going on with our SAFE Wallet for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, and figure out when they will be available. My team and I have been working very hard to perfect this new model. We just completed a new generation of prototypes, which I have not been able to evaluate in person yet, but my engineering team has and they LOVE them!!! The iPhone 7 model of SAFE Wallet is pictured below.





So what's different? Everything and nothing. This new model harkens back to the SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5, in the sense it has a TPU front and, now a complete TUP side bumper. The difference is this one has a much larger and more protective bumper system. This should result in not only protecting your iPhone much better, but also in protecting the SAFE Wallet from any kinds of drops. In other words, the emphasis with this new model has been on significantly increasing the overall strength and robustness. Every single aspect of this new model has been re-designed and optimized for strength and durability.

Also, I am happy to announce it WILL be 100% backwards compatible with the entire iPhone 6 and 6 Plus family!!! The models will come in our standard colors of Ruby Red, Polar White, BulletTrain Blue and Stealth Black, but all models will have a black TPU bumper. Also, for the first time we will offer user-changeable volume up/down buttons and power button, so you will be able to put red buttons on a black case, as seen above. In a matter or seconds you could swap them out for a Stealth Black set...you get the idea...

It has taken much longer than I would like to perfect this model, but I think it was time well spent. If all goes as planned, hopefully we will launch them on Kickstarter in early March, and begin delivering in May 2017.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Magic Pencil Holder First Production Photo...


Magic Pencil Holder
First Production Photo

The first production of BulletTrain Magic Pencil Holders has arrived, and they are superb as seen in the photo below. They perform exactly as intended and look perfect.

If all goes as planned, the first batch should ship out at the end of this week.




Sunday, January 22, 2017

3rd Generation eXpress Keyboard Platform




3rd Generation eXpress Keyboard Platform
First Production Prototypes Photos



Hi Everybody!!!!
I have some great news for you!
I recently received the first 3RD Generation production BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform prototypes from our toolmaker and they are AMAZING!!!!!!

Typically the first prototypes made from a tool are referred to as T1 prototypes, and usually there are a bunch of issues and challenges with them. I am happy to report the first prototypes are excellent and don’t seem to need any major modifications! 

The photos above are of the actual T1 prototype. The build-quality is superb, and it so strong and stable, it almost feels like it is made of metal. This was not a coincidence, as my engineering team and I designed it to be this way. As a matter of fact, it is so well designed and engineered, that there is zero torque. If you hold the new eXpress in your hands, and try hard to twist or torque it, it won’t budge. This is remarkable considering we achieved this with true unibody construction, which is a first for the eXpress.
There are a few small modifications and details that will be fine-tuned, and also the tool has to textured. If you look closely at the photo, you will notice the T1 prototype has a glossy, piano black finish, and this is due to the fact the tool has not been textured yet. In other words, the final production model will have more of a matt finish, which will help hide blemishes and scratches.
I am typing this update on a T1 prototype, which I have been testing for several days, and it it BulletProof stable, and the fit and finish is perfect…They say the third time is a charm, and with the 3RD Generation eXpress, I think it is flawless in every way. In other words, in looks and function it is 100% with zero room for improvement.
After my engineering team finishes their evaluation, we will take the next steps toward production. We will have to wait a few weeks for our toolmaker, as they are celebrating Chinese New Year, but when they get back, they will make T2 prototypes, and if we are fortunate, after my team and I evaluate them, we will go into full production. Hopefully, this will result in us shipping out your BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platforms around the end of February.
I realize it took longer than expected, but it was imperative we deliver a BulletProof and flawless product you will love and  benefit from for years.
As soon as I have the T2 prototypes, I will publish another update with photos.    
Warmest regards,
Jake

Friday, January 6, 2017

BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform Featured in Concept-i CES 2017 Video




BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform
Featured in Concept-i CES 2017 Video

Toyota just showcased their new Concept-i autonomous car at CES 2017, and in the video you can see a member of the CALTY Design Team using his last generation BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform in a presentation. You can see it in the photos below in what was our classic silver color.



The BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform has cult following and if you visit CALTY Design Center in Southern California, you will find them all  over the place.




The screenshots above that show the last BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform on the table at CES 2017 are from the fascinating video below.


Of course, I can't help but wonder if the designers at CALTY were inspired by the BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platforms radically modern design when they designed this amazing work of art!?!!





BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform
All-New Gen 3 Model 

The all-new BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform is just getting ready for production. The tooling is almost complete and we expect to see the first prototypes in the next week. If all goes as planned, we will begin deliveries in early February. The all-new BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard platform will be offered in the classic BulletTrain colors of Ruby Red (pictured below), Polar White, BulletTrain Blue and Stealth Black.



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